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Law Enforcement

Oinking Is “Just Not Ok"

Published onsdag 4 mars 2009 kl 16.02

The oinking 15 year old who called two police officers pigs will pay for his prank. On Tuesday the court ruled that he is to pay a fine of just over 20 US dollars to the injured officers.

The 15 year old pleaded guilty to the charges but was surprised that the officers had taken such offence. His defence lawyer Clea Sangborn was astounded with the court’s decision.

“There must be limits as to what is a criminal offence,” she said to Swedish newspaper DN.

However, the officers maintain that they had cause to take the boy to court.

“As a police officer you should be able to suffer some abuse. If I were to report every time I have been insulted I would be doing nothing else. But to poke fun at my profession, to call me a pig, to oink at me - that’s just not ok,” one of the policemen said in the courtroom.

The prosecutor told newspaper DN that seeing as justice had properly been served, she had to be content with the verdict.

“But otherwise the whole event feels unnecessary from beginning to end,” she continued.

The defence will appeal the verdict.

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